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Teen accused of vandalizing school

by Jeff Munson, Tribune city editor

A 15-year-old boy was arrested after admitting he shot paint balls at Bijou Community School.

The incident involved several juveniles who were on the school grounds with the teen at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

A South Lake Tahoe police officer walked up on the juveniles, when the 15-year-old suspect shot at a light causing it to break. The boys who were with the suspect began laughing, according to officers.

When the officer detained the suspect, he told them that he had shot at other locations at the school. The officer made the boys clean up the paint, took the other boys to their parents and booked the 15-year-old on vandalism charges.

In other news:

— A man was taken into custody for being under the influence of drugs after police found him in the back yard of a Heavenly Valley home.

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The homeowner called police to report the man. When officers arrived, the man told them that he was under the influence of methamphetamine and had been so for about 10 hours.

He also told officers that he thought the people who sold him the drugs — which he admitted to injecting in his left arm — were trying to kill him.

The man told officers that he wanted to be taken to jail and go to court so that he could kick his drug habit. A urine sample was taken, which came back positive for the drug and he was booked into jail.

— A 36-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested for public drunkenness after reportedly fighting at Harveys Resort Casino. The man was riding his bicycle along Laurel Drive when he was stopped by police.

He told an officer that he had an argument with his girlfriend and was going home. The officer determined that he was too intoxicated to ride his bike and he was taken to jail where he was later booked and released.